What’s your story?
Everyone has stories, lots of them. Stories from your childhood, stories about your children, stories of love, stories of loss. The women of the world have so many stories, and I want to collect and share them.
I have a publication on Medium called LELA. Currently, it’s just me telling my stories, but I am opening it up so you can tell your stories, too. LELA will be a platform for everyday women, like you and me, to tell the stories of our lives, education, literacy, and art & creativity.
For this initial installment, I’m looking for your stories about 2020. I’m calling it 2020 COVID Chronicles.
2020 has been an extraordinary year. During a pandemic, we have all experienced challenges and changes in our relationships, parenting, mobility, freedom, religious observances, masks, groceries, and hoarding (hello, toilet paper!). Additionally, we’ve done all of this on a national and international backdrop of race and gender inequities, overburdened systems (such as healthcare, education, and politics), and natural disasters.
And in the midst of this, you have a story to tell – a story about your own experiences. Writing your story could prove cathartic for you; we all need space and opportunity to wrestle with our emotions and circumstances. Sharing your story in the LELA publication will help other women find community and insight. Publishing our 2020 COVID Chronicles will also serve as a primary historical document that records actually lived experiences of this unique time in history.
Are you interested in publishing your 2020 COVID Chronicle in LELA? Below are the steps to do so.
- Write your story.
- Contact me with your Medium username, by using the contact form below.
- Don’t worry if you don’t have a medium account. It’s free and easy to write and publish on Medium. You can find instructions on creating an account here. (It’s also possible to get paid to publish on Medium; you’ll find linked articles that explain how.)
- I’ll add you as a LELA writer.
- Then you can submit your story.
- Submission deadline is January 4, 2021 (but you don’t have to wait until then).
Do you want to write your story, but you need a little help? I’m here for you! Sign up for a free life writing coaching session to see what it’s all about, and we can discuss how best to partner together moving forward. You may just want one coaching session to review your entire piece. Or maybe you want several sessions, so we can brainstorm, organize, draft, and revise your story. I’m available to help you make your story shine!
Please note, you DO NOT have to work with me as a life writing coach to submit a piece for publication in LELA. I’m just here to give you a little help if you need it. Writing can be scary, and sharing your writing with the world can be even scarier. Life writing coaching can help you build confidence and courage in your writing.
If you have questions, please post them in the comment section. If you have a question, someone else probably has the same question. Posting questions in the comments will help everyone access the Q&A. If your questions are more personal, however, please feel free to contact me using the form below.
I can’t wait to read your stories!